Posted Jan 12

Director of Engineering

Redwood City, CA, United States Full Time

Shopkick is searching for an seasoned Sr. Engineering Manager to oversee the most valuable properties in our organization while leading our engineering team to success in scaling a server system that is used by millions of users.

To succeed in the role you must have a passion for consumer facing mobile technology as well as experience with backend systems and applications, be a strong believer in collaborative iteration and mentorship, be a data driven decision maker, and a proponent of high use experimentation.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage a team of 6-10 highly collaborative engineers
  • Inspire your team to produce the best work they can and help further their technical growth
  • Guide and assist your team of engineers in their career development
  • Aid and review your team’s designs and solutions
  • Mentor your team on defensive coding and designing decoupled, reusable modules
  • Some hands on client or server software development

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 10+ years of experience designing, building and implementing complex systems
  • 5+ years of experience running engineering teams with a strong preference for people who have experience with iOS, Android, and Server/Platform development
  • Comprehensive understanding of recruiting and hiring
  • Strong coding ability in an object oriented language (Java, C#, C++, Python etc.)
  • Deep experience with Python is a definite plusExcellent team player with strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Experience using relational and NoSQL database systems (MySQL & Cassandra preferred)Familiarity with open source web frameworks (such as Pyramid, Rails, or Django)
  • Experience designing for mobile/server growth and scalability
  • Ability to examine and evaluate client and server architectures
  • Solid understanding of sources of performance bottlenecks in service oriented architectures
  • Deep understanding of the uses and characteristics of common server infrastructure technologies (such as Zookeeper, Memcached, Redis, Hadoop)

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